LumberJocks

Entrance door in the Craftsman/A&C style

  • Advertise with us
Project by goggy posted 02-23-2010 05:53 AM 2507 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine has an odd size side entrance door and purchasing a custom door was too expensive. As a belated Christmas gift, I built her this door. Made of 8/4 mohogany, this project features loose tenon joinery and true divided insulated window lites. It’s finished off with grain filler, general finishes mohogany gel stain and spar urethane. Believe it or not, the insulated glass was almost as much as the lumber! Thanks for allowing me to share this project.





9 comments so far

View dvhart's profile

dvhart

107 posts in 1670 days


#1 posted 02-23-2010 05:59 AM

Looks a lot like our fiberglass version from ThermaTru – yours is infinitely nicer of course! Beautiful.

-- Darren

View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Beginningwoodworker

13341 posts in 2328 days


#2 posted 02-23-2010 06:08 AM

Thats a beautiful door.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View woodworm's profile

woodworm

14125 posts in 2246 days


#3 posted 02-23-2010 06:31 AM

Really very very beautiful.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2429 days


#4 posted 02-23-2010 12:11 PM

Beautiful door! Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View ChickenChicken's profile

ChickenChicken

4 posts in 1670 days


#5 posted 02-23-2010 04:30 PM

Great job. Very true to the style.

I’ve always wondered about this: can you just go to a glass shop and buy insulated glass panes? How thick is an insulated pane like these? Can you order a custom size?

Beautiful.
-ChickenChicken (Nebraska)

View CaptainSkully's profile

CaptainSkully

1190 posts in 2214 days


#6 posted 02-23-2010 05:23 PM

That’s phenomenal! I’ve always had a thing for Arts & Crafts doors. She must’ve been blown away.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1850 days


#7 posted 02-23-2010 06:16 PM

Beautiful gift. Lucky friend.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

View jm82435's profile

jm82435

1272 posts in 2397 days


#8 posted 02-23-2010 06:30 PM

Wow, that is a nice gift. I was going to say that she was must have clearly been on the “nice list” to warrant such a nice gift- but then – hmmm… Anyway beautiful door, thanks for sharing it with us.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

View goggy's profile

goggy

64 posts in 2071 days


#9 posted 02-24-2010 01:21 AM

Yes, you can go to a glass shop and order insulated glass in pretty much any size. In my case, each pane was under 1sq. foot which is where pricing begins so I paid the minimum charge. As for thickness, I chose 3/8 inch thick but was told I could get thinner panes or as thick as one inch without any increase in price. Btw, I paid $20 per pane from The Glass Doctor here in the Cleveland area and got the lumber from LL Johnson Lumber in Michigan (or should I say, as a buckeye fan, ” that state up north”).

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase